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Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott
Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | by Austin Ruse

Posted on 02/25/2014 9:24:53 PM PST by Impala64ssa

There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year.

Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The O’Reilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics.

Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they haven’t even made.

“Recently, various individuals and organizations announced their intention to boycott GS cookies this year, based on mistaken beliefs about our movement," Chavez said. "These same individuals also believe the Girl Scouts has become too political.”

“We do not now, nor have we ever, had a relationship with Planned Parenthood," she claimed. "Girl Scouts of the USA believes that reproductive issues are deeply private issues best left to families. I find it unsettling that anyone would use the Girl Scout brand to have very adult conversations. A box of Girl Scout cookies is not a political statement.”

“We are committed to serving God and our country," she said. “I hope I have cleared up any misconceptions out there about the nature of the Girl Scout movement and what it means to buy Girl Scout cookies.”

Girl Scout watchdog groups say Chavez has cleared up nothing and responded with a flurry of fact checks provided to Breitbart News.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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My lovely daughter was a Girl Scout 20 yrs. ago. No way in hell would we let her join today. Until the toxic culture at the GSA changes radically they can't pay us to buy the thin mint cookies, as much as we like them.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 9:24:53 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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>> “We are committed to serving God and our country,” she said.

God, Country, and the killing of nascent, human life...


2 posted on 02/25/2014 9:26:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Impala64ssa

The godless liberals corrupt and destroy everything they get their paws on.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 9:27:36 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Impala64ssa
I have always bought at least a half dozen boxes, but not this year. I just tell the girls "no thanks" and move on. It is not the girls' fault, but then they are just acting as slaves for the organization and the organization is dedicated to brainwashing them to be little feminazis.

It is sad that it has come to this.

4 posted on 02/25/2014 9:28:10 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Jim Robinson

AMEN!


5 posted on 02/25/2014 9:28:30 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Impala64ssa

Don’t buy GS cookies!


6 posted on 02/25/2014 9:28:52 PM PST by plainshame
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To: Impala64ssa

She simply needs to quit her feminist agenda and specifically using the unwitting girls buy collecting the Money they never see a giving it to planned abortion

Of corse proceeds go to cent com

Of course every cookie goes to abortion

The girls never see a real reward for their effort


7 posted on 02/25/2014 9:32:06 PM PST by stanne
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To: Jim Robinson
The godless liberals corrupt and destroy everything they get their paws on.

Even the language. Since when did "pro-choice" mean no choice for the innocent children butchered by the abortion mills? Likewise, when did "gay" start describing the miserable deathstyle pushed by the homosexualists?

8 posted on 02/25/2014 9:32:33 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: P-Marlowe

And their mothers contribute.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 9:32:53 PM PST by stanne
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To: Impala64ssa

That Parisi woman got on O’Reillys show and lied and spun like a top. BOR was punked, the GSA shades everything and hides the examples of their liberal bias behind a smoke screen of platitudes. They are really sickening.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 9:34:32 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: P-Marlowe
. I just tell the girls "no thanks" and move on.

Same here.

BTW, I always thought the GS kind of got ripped off on the profit split. I remember when I was a Boy Scout, most of our fundraisers went 100% to the troop.

11 posted on 02/25/2014 9:36:26 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Those cookies have the stench of rotting aborted humans clinging to them.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 9:37:18 PM PST by allendale
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To: Impala64ssa

They hook up with baby killers and Wicca and stuff and then get upset when some people don’t approve?


13 posted on 02/25/2014 9:38:37 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

We should respond by telling the girls: “Michelle Obama doesn’t approve of children eating cookies. We shouldn’t do anything that Michelle Obama doesn’t want us to do, should we?”


14 posted on 02/25/2014 9:40:50 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Gene Eric
"“We are committed to serving God and our country,” she said."

Yeah, but which and who's God and what country?
15 posted on 02/25/2014 9:41:30 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Impala64ssa

Girl Scouts Allow 7-Year-Old Boy to Join Because He is ‘Living Life as a Girl’

(CNSNews.com) - The Girl Scouts of Colorado are allowing a 7-year-old boy to join a local troop because he is “living life as a girl.”

“We make the distinction that if a child is living life as a girl and the family brings the child to us and says my daughter wants to be a Girl Scout, we welcome her,” Rachelle Trujillo, vice president of communications with Girl Scouts of Colorado told CNSNews.com.

On Tuesday, 9news.com, a Denver-based television station, initially reported the story of the 7-year-old boy, Bobby Montoya. His mother, Felisha Archuleta, said a local troop leader told her Bobby could not join the troop because he was a boy.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/girl-scouts-allow-7-year-old-boy-join-because-he-living-life-girl#sthash.KE574ybU.dpuf


16 posted on 02/25/2014 9:42:20 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Impala64ssa

Here's the god she's talking about, of course.

17 posted on 02/25/2014 9:42:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Impala64ssa

“I find it unsettling that anyone would use the Girl Scout brand to have very adult conversations.”

Where to begin!

“We are committed to serving God and our country,”

Bonus points for flagrant dishonesty?


18 posted on 02/25/2014 9:43:49 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: P-Marlowe

19 posted on 02/25/2014 9:44:55 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Kartographer

It does suck that both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were overtaken by degenerate influences.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 9:49:15 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

21 posted on 02/25/2014 9:57:55 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

Will she toss?


22 posted on 02/25/2014 9:59:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Gene Eric

.......hmmm.......groups on the right taking on the Libs over the Girl Scouts.........looks like more and more, as time goes by, the RIGHT is awakening from its 50+ year slumber ...........

Now if we can just defeat the homos over having to bake them a wedding cake! ........I will feel even better.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 10:01:45 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s the Queen. She never lifts a finger.

“But Madam Queen, the people have no bread.”

“Well then let them eat salads!”


24 posted on 02/25/2014 10:02:40 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Gene Eric

Radical Feminists took over the GSA decades ago and booted God out when they did. They embed male-hatred and motherhood-hatred in girls....glorify Lesbian role models——and teaches disdain for marriage (to males) and children.

They allow insanity also-—little boys to join who look down and claim to be little girls. They see nothing wrong with allowing insanity to confuse and warp young girls ideas of male/female bodies-—and sexualize them and embed moral relativism-—no Right or Wrong (Marxism/Paganism.)


25 posted on 02/25/2014 10:12:22 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Impala64ssa

You sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

Not the little girls’ fault but too bad, so sad.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 10:51:31 PM PST by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: All

Did you know that the Tonga di Parisi is a little french carrot? You scrub them up and toss them into a salad, stews, etc. They are easy to grow and fill tiny areas in the garden.

So does that mean that Miss Parisi is really a tiny 1-2” round carrot in a human suit?


27 posted on 02/25/2014 11:10:08 PM PST by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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To: P-Marlowe

I’ve been saying, “I’ve always bought Girl Scout cookies, but given the disgraceful propaganda agenda that has become part of the National Girl Scouts, I cannot in good conscience buy even one box of them. You parents and scout leaders ought to think about what you’re involving your daughters in. The older they go in Girl Scouts, the more they will become lifelong pawns promoting beliefs that are not yours, but then it will be too late. You should find or found a yourselves a youth group that fits your beliefs.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 11:15:11 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Impala64ssa

I couldn’t help it, the other day.

I coulduh swore I saw some Girl Scouts peddling cookies but, couldn’t recall where.

It had to have been with only an hour of my recollection.

I drove to every store I had passed and finally found em.

Bought 5 boxes of Thin Mint and Lemon cookies.

Yummmmm!

Sadly, they were devoured by me and my friends in only three days...

Til next year girls...

(sad face)


29 posted on 02/26/2014 12:05:53 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

You can buy the same cookies in the store and they cost less. They’re actually better.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 12:44:27 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Impala64ssa

I’ve boycotted for years and won’t change my opinion now.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 12:53:45 AM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: kcvl

Mom and child with different surnames. Possibly no father around to be a male role model. Why is this so popular all of a sudden?


32 posted on 02/26/2014 1:18:16 AM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: stanne

“The girls never see a real reward for their effort”

Anytime I see a child selling something for an organization that I appreciate, I just give them cash and tell them that I do not want their stuff. I assume that the cash goes directly to the organization (Boy Scout Troop) rather than have of repay for the popcorn that they sold me.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 2:30:44 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull; All

You can make a cash donation to a troop ... this is a targeted donation and it does not go to pay for National or International activities... only to the troop. By the way... most troops are run by Moms who are not into the crappola that comes from the National organization. They just want to give the girls a chance to camp, sing songs, cook on a campfire with a dutch oven... you know, the dorky stuff. Give them the cash and they don’t have to sell the cookies, nuts and calendars to earn the money.


34 posted on 02/26/2014 2:50:05 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: castlegreyskull

The last year that my son was in Scouts they were pressuring us to sell some of the junk they sell. The troops got 25% of the sale. I asked how much they wanted us to sell and was $100 worth. I then said that since they were so interested in helping the pack, I would just write a check directly to the pack for $30, not sell my quota, and the troop would be better off.

Their heads almost exploded!!!!


35 posted on 02/26/2014 3:23:33 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: castlegreyskull

I do the same

GSA has been funding PP for years. I won’t give to them. They use these kids to fund abortions.


36 posted on 02/26/2014 3:31:23 AM PST by stanne
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To: perez24

My oldest started scouting when he was 6.

Every meeting was mostly about fund raising.

We were mailed a monthly newsletter, roughly 30 pages long. 90% or more was about fund raising.

I have a problem with the concept of begging to fund your experiences. Like you, I’ll write a check. If there are kids who can’t afford to participate I’ll pay for them as well.

We quit scouting after one year because of this.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 4:36:59 AM PST by AlbertWang
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To: Jim Robinson

Planned Parenthood has no problem using little girls to sell cookies that support them after all the girls were the ones who got away therefore they need to thankful and serve PP as willing slaves.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 4:50:33 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Impala64ssa

Like the Boy Scouts the Girl Scouts has be commandeered by the left to advance their agenda....when the BSA gave in to the leftists I removed them from my list of organization I contribute to I removed the GSA years ago. Frankly if you think your son or daughter needs this sort of thing organize moms and dads you know and do it with your sons and daughters instead of subbing it out to others!!


39 posted on 02/26/2014 6:32:17 AM PST by ontap
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To: VerySadAmerican

Can’t be better.

I take great pleasure in helping Girl Scouts learn about serving their troops, the GSA in general and being part of the community.

and I only eat junk like this once a year.

Can’t stand sugary cakes, cookies or sodas. But, it’s for a good cause.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 11:16:22 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: antceecee

That is exactly what I do. I generally do not want the stuff their selling, but I try to help them when I can buy just giving them cash.


41 posted on 02/26/2014 3:16:49 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: stanne

PLEASE STOP POSTING INCORRECT INFORMATION!

ALL of the revenue earned from cookie activities — every penny after paying the baker — stays with the local Girl Scout council.

Each council determines its own revenue structure depending on its cookie cost, local retail price, and the amount that is shared with participating troops and groups.

http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/faq.asp

*Last night my Junior sold Girl Scout cookies at the local truck stop. Many of the truckers not only bought cookies but told her to “keep the change” ... her troop received $93 in direct cash donations. :-)


42 posted on 02/26/2014 7:16:31 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Vendome

Those lemon cookies are my personal weakness! Yummy!!!


43 posted on 02/26/2014 7:20:06 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland

You brought your girls to interact with truckers at a truck stop?

OK

I think we’re done here.


44 posted on 02/26/2014 8:05:48 PM PST by stanne
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To: Alice in Wonderland

http://www.honestgirlscouts.com/


45 posted on 02/26/2014 8:13:44 PM PST by stanne
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To: Alice in Wonderland

http://www.girlscoutswhynot.com/


46 posted on 02/26/2014 8:15:33 PM PST by stanne
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To: Alice in Wonderland

It is not false information

Watch Women of Grace with host Johnnette Benkovic. Please view the 5 different episodes (aired the week of February 20th-24th) of the series entitled Girl Scouts: Mission Aborted; watch all 5 episodes here by registering your email here. Girl Scouts: Mission Aborted viewers please verify documentation of the facts presented on episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, and episode 5. You can also purchase a DVD of the series here.


47 posted on 02/26/2014 8:23:31 PM PST by stanne
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To: Alice in Wonderland

I prefer the lemon cookies with that awesome creme inside but, these have less calories per ounce/box.

So, I ate em...

LOL


48 posted on 02/26/2014 8:56:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Good for you. I’ve just been saying, “I’m a former GS and long-time cookie buyer. I can no longer support the GS. Their values and mine no longer match”.


49 posted on 02/26/2014 9:02:55 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: stanne

What’s your issue with truck drivers? Are they all child molesters? Is there something I need to know about them?


50 posted on 02/26/2014 9:23:22 PM PST by TightyRighty (I enjoy well-mannered frivolity.)
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